If you have been reading my words for any amount of time you will know I do not use the blog to talk about my messy failures. Oh, I have them. I just don’t talk about them. I would rather forget about my shortcomings (wouldn’t you?) and who can forget mistakes when all you do is talk about them? Rehashing the mess glorifies the problem, the sin, the devil. Yeah, the last thing I want to do.
Saying that, 2014 presented itself with unexpected challenges. Sickness, accidents and mistakes left me reeling. I got through it, but I found myself asking questions, the most pressing being why?
Why did it happen? Why then? Why me?
My prayers were met with silence. Or perhaps with an answer I was not anticipating: bounce back.
Here’s Make Yourself Amazing:
Samson learned that when you bounce back, you are stronger than before. Job learned that bouncing back leads to blessing. Daniel learned that bouncing back makes you smarter. Paul learned that bouncing back keeps you flexible. Ruth learned that bouncing back can be better than your wildest dreams.
In this world you will have trouble. You will make mistakes. You will be dealt a bad hand. Bounce back. Don’t let failures define you. Define the moment by bouncing back stronger than before.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. (Micah 7:8, King James Version)
Jesus Christ is the ultimate example of bounce back. He rose again. From death. Bounce back doesn’t get better than that.
You can rise from any affliction, any obstacle. So can I. Bounce back runs in the family. It’s part of our DNA.
If you only get good at one thing this year, may it be the ability to bounce back. Stronger. Tougher. Better than before.
Bounce back is where victory begins and God gets the glory. In 2015, I choose to bounce back.
If you have decided to bounce back this year, leave a comment or hit reply. I would love to stand with you in faith.